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What do we hope for, after the 2024 election? Quakers suggest some changes
A paper produced by the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network , QARN, suggests some important changes to the way we treat refugees. It urges people to email election candidates with
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Two young brothers reunited, thanks to Safe Passage
Safe Passage explains, “Through our expert legal work, we’ve helped dozens of families fleeing war and persecution reach safety and reunite with their loved ones. “Just a few weeks back,
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The New York Times highlights three myths about the Rwanda scheme
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/16/world/europe/uk-rwanda-asylum.htmlA recent article in the NYT has exposed three misconceptions about the plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. 1. Claim :The Rwanda policy will significantly reduce levels of immigration
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Britain ‘can do better than this’, says Justin Welby
During the recent debate on Rwanda in  the House of Lords, the archbishop of Canterbury said that almost every tradition of faith and humanism in the world stresses the dignity
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Revised Rwanda plan and Illegal Migration Act will increase dangerous crossings
Rwanda plan and Illegal Migration Act will increase dangerous journeys and drive refugees underground
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Dire situation for refugees housed at Wethersfield, disused airbase in Essex
Wethersfield has been condemned as unsuitable accommodation for refugees by two home secretaries, Priti Patel and James Cleverly, yet it is still in use. James Cleverly has said he would
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Refugee doctors enabled to practice in the UK
Saad Maida, a  Syrian Christian obstetrician, has completed a long journey for professional recognition in the UK thanks to the Refugee Council’s Building Bridges programme, which supports refugee health workers
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Latest news of UK asylum seekers and refugees
The Home Office was compelled to pause evictions of refugees from hotels after Robert Jenrick’s resignation as immigration minister, and it has also reduced the seven-day eviction deadline to 28
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Highlights of 2023, City of Sanctuary Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole
  Highlights of 2023- news from the City of Sanctuary Group As we come to the end of 2023, I’ve found some time to reflect on all the amazing work
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We Refugees, a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah
I come from a musical place Where they shoot me for my song And my brother has been tortured By my brother in my land. I come from a beautiful
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Looking for practical help?

For further information and support, try these websites:

Safe Passage is concerned with refugee and asylum-seeking children:

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network:

There are also many local groups and councils offering specific support to hosts of Ukranians and other refugees.

In Bournemouth, for instance, the International Care Network supports refugees and asylum seekers in the Bournemouth/Poole area, including language classes and ‘befriending’ schemes.

In north-west London, Families4Peace is offering support to Ukranian refugees and their hosts.

About me

I am a writer and former journalist who volunteers with a refugee charity.

I am convinced that, as a country, we need to welcome refugees. My inspiration comes from my godmother, Trudi Eulenburg, who was granted shelter in the UK from Nazi Germany as a teenager in 1939.

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